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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Deputies in Brunswick County have arrested a nurse for allegedly ripping off an elderly patient in her care.

The Sheriff’s Office charged Berkley Lyn Croft, 38, of Winnabow, with exploitation of an elder adult by person in position of trust.

Detectives say a month-long investigation determined Croft, who was working as license practical nurse at a Leland nursing home, used a patient’s bank card without consent to get $1,800 from the patient’s back account.

Croft is out of jail on $5,000 secured bond.

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  • roxann gore

    I am glad they caught this woman for doing that. My uncle was in Brunswick Cove in Leland. He has suffered tremedously this past year with a stroke and then a horrible car wreck which caused him to not be able to ever walk again,& some brain damage among numerous other health problems. My uncle had $400 cash in his room to use for personal items and it was stolen by an employee of Brunswick Cove as noone else entered the room except employess the night he had the money. He had left the nursing home, obtained the cash and returned to the home with my cousin. After my cousin left my uncle went to bed for the night and when he woke up the next morning it was gone from his nightstand beside the bed. We informed management and was told there was nothing they could do. Since this incedent we have had him moved to a different nursing home. I wish I knew who stole that money from him. Thats a classless detestable thing to do is to steal from someone who has had such awful things happen to them and is already devastated and crushed and depressed because of the state or condition of their life. That was all the money my uncle had to his name. he has nothing now. Sad someone could steal from him. He is pitiful and it breaks my heart. I hope whoever stole his money gets whats coming to them. I believe everything a person does in darkness will be revealed in the light and someday this person who was trusted to care for him and instead betrayed him and stole everything he had left will be held accountable. Shame on this woman, lock her up. Let her go sit up in Raliegh for a while in ncciw. Steal from people like that. In some other countries they will chop your hand off for stealing. America is lucky we dont have it like that. Or are we? Bet their crime rate is nothing like ours. Lock this woman up!!!!!!

  • Guest12

    This just makes me sick to see people like this doing this to people that trust them and I would like to slap the sh-t out of her for that grin on her face.

  • Guest6969

    Pure Brunswick Cove Nursing Home Trash!! That place needs to be shut down!!

  • Guest6969

    Yet another criminal hired by Brunswick Cove Nursing Home. That place needs to be shut down for the sake of all the poor old people who live there!

  • chris

    Are you kidding me . all the turst thet people put in these nurseing homes and this lady steals from it , maybe there is more going on in the nurseing home then there really telling us , frist you have to look at why she is stealing money , is she getting paid good money, are the owners treating every one good there and how much are they really keeping a watch on this ,, i heard that they have a guy who is a nurse there and he has 5 DWI, and he is still working and going to court ,, so i would start with the top people who are lookin over the hole place,, im not agreeing with this lady ,she need to be put in jail a long time , and have her nursing lic takeen away for good !!but if our tax’s money is paying medecade and thats paying them we have the right to know !!!

  • berkley

    first the woman loaned me the money and i had paid her back 300. she owed the faciliTy money and put it off me so she wouldnt get kicked out. i took this woman grocery shopping bought her lunch many times she borrowd money from me many occasions she has been to my home took her out to eat did anything for her and she me then they the facility put her up against the wall with no place to live. she did what she had to do. i am a great nurse. i took the fall. and always remember there r 2 sides to everything. i spent 20 years ofmy life takin care of the elderly. this has devestated my lifee


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